Euro Clash

Removing tariffs is easy. Breaking down social barriers to trade is hard.

Finding Tariff and Tax Information

Follow the four step guide at this site to determine tariffs and taxes levied on U.S. products and services exported to other countries.

Financing Challenges and Solutions For Small to Medium-Sized Import Enterprises (.pdf)

Despite recent tariffs imposed by the United States on steel, barriers to international trade in general continue to fall, enabling U.S. importers, among others, to expand their use of low-cost overseas suppliers. But even though Wharton experts characterize today’s global economy as deeper and broader than others in recent history, a GE Capital Trade Finance business leader says that some daunting obstacles remain … [ Read more ]

UN/CEFACT – United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business

UN/CEFACT is the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business. Its mission is to improve the ability of business, trade and administrative organizations, from developed, developing and transitional economies, to exchange products and relevant services effectively – and so contribute to the growth of global commerce. Its goals include:
– Expanding global commerce
– Reducing bureaucracy and increasing transparency … [ Read more ]

Trademark rights in gray markets

The legality of trademark protection in gray markets is determined by the principles of: universality, exhaustion and territoriality. Recent cases involving the Tariff, Lanham, and Copyright Acts have restricted the level of legal recourse where parallel imports jeopardize the trademark holder’s investment and/or create confusion amongst the consumers. The landmark 1998 L’Anza Supreme Court decision clearly sends a message to trademark owners that legislative protection … [ Read more ]

Export Portal – US Department of Commerce

Export Portal offers far-reaching resources about trade and exporting. Featured on the site is an online guide, “Get International Trade Assistance,” which provides information and a collection of helpful links on expanding businesses to include trade. The site also includes links to US government Websites dealing with trade and export, which feature statistics, market research, advocacy, a calendar of events and more. Finally, the site … [ Read more ]

International Business Resource Connection

The International Business Resource Connection (IBRC) is an outreach tool created by the Center for International Business Education and Research within University of Kansas School of Business. The IBRC intends to help international trade and business education by focusing on the Internet as a communication tool to help develop international business opportunities for “firms located in the heartland of the United States.” The site contains … [ Read more ]

Global Trade Zone

Global Trade Center provides many valuable international trade services for manufacturers, importers, exporters, trade service businesses and opportunity seekers. Site features include: Global Trade Leads Database (suppliers/buyers), Bulletin Board, a Reference Section, Trade Show database, World Maps, and more.